Eastern Market (WMATA station)
|Address||701 Pennsylvania Avenue SE
Washington, DC 20003
|Lines|| Blue Line
Silver Line (planned)
|Connections||WMATA Metrobus, DC Circulator|
|Platforms||1 island platform|
|Bicycle facilities||20 lockers|
|Opened||July 1, 1977|
|Passengers (2010)||2.458 million|
Eastern Market is an island platformed Washington Metro station in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Washington, D.C., United States. The station was opened on July 1, 1977, and is operated by the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA). Providing service for both the Blue and Orange Lines, the station is also scheduled to be on the Silver Line route, which is expected to start operations in 2013. The station is located in Southeast Washington at Pennsylvania Avenue and 7th Street. It is named after the nearby Eastern Market, a historic Washington, D.C. public marketplace.
Originally, the station was to be named Marine Barracks, after the Washington Marine Barracks located a few blocks south of the station on 8th Street. However after lobbying from the Capitol Hill Restoration Society, the name was changed to Eastern Market. The station opened on July 1, 1977. Its opening coincided with the completion of 11.8 miles (19.0 km) of rail between National Airport and RFK Stadium and the opening of the Arlington Cemetery, Capitol South, Crystal City, Farragut West, Federal Center SW, Federal Triangle, Foggy Bottom–GWU, L'Enfant Plaza, McPherson Square, National Airport, Pentagon, Pentagon City, Potomac Avenue, Rosslyn, Smithsonian and Stadium–Armory stations. Orange Line service to the station began upon the line's opening on November 20, 1978.
Notable places nearby 
- Neighborhood profiles WDCEP Retrieved 2011-10-19
- Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (2010). "Dulles Metrorail Project Overview". Retrieved July 25, 2010.
- Feaver, Douglas B.; John Feinstein (November 27, 1978), "That which we call Zoological Park would smell as sweet half mile away; What's in a Metro name?", The Washington Post: C4
- Feaver, Douglas B. (July 1, 1977), "Today, Metro could be U.S. model", The Washington Post: A1
- Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (July 2009). "Sequence of Metrorail openings". Retrieved July 25, 2010.
- Staff Reporters (June 24, 1977), "Metro's newest stations: Where they are, what's nearby", The Washington Post
- Eisen, Jack; John Feinstein (November 18, 1978), "City-County fanfare opens Orange Line; Ceremonies open new Orange Line", The Washington Post: D1
Media related to Eastern Market (WMATA station) at Wikimedia Commons
- WMATA: Eastern Market Station
- StationMasters Online: Eastern Market Station
- The Schumin Web Transit Center: Eastern Market Station
- 7th Street entrance from Google Maps Street View